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Fall 2022 Call for Submissions Opens October 1st

The fall 2022 submission cycle for original speculative fiction begins on October 1 and closes at midnight on October 31. We’re looking for your best enthralling, imaginative, or bone-chilling original fiction stories, as long as they’re 1,200 words or fewer. Please visit our flash fiction submission page for full details and the online submission form. …

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Alexei Panshin, Author Of The Anthony Villiers Series, Dies at Age 82

Science fiction author Alexei Panshin, known for such novels as his Anthony Villiers series, Star Well, The Thurb Revolution, and Masque World passed away on Sunday, August 21. He was 82. His work has won several awards. His debut novel, Rite of Passage, published in 1969, won a Nebula Award and was nominated for a …

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Wahlbeck App Hiring Fiction Writers

Editor in Cheif of Wahlbeck Inc. Mark Wahlbeck recently released a Loom video to his discord community saying that he was going to pay writers $3000 for the rights to 30,000 words of science fiction.

Nebula 2022 Awards honor new and emerging writers

New and emerging writers as well as some familiar names received the recognition they were due this month at the 2022 Nebula Awards awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the 2022 Nebula Award recipients, covering science fiction and fantasy novels, novellas, short stories, and games.

NASA says it’s spotted 5,000 exoplanets

NASA recently announced that it’s discovered 5,000 exoplanets, a milestone that’s taken 30 years to achieve. An exoplanet is a planetary body outside of our own solar system, and the search for them started in 1992 with NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program. The program is responsible for discovering and studying planetary systems around nearby suns. NASA’s used a …

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SpaceX rocket booster will crash on moon

A rocket booster launched by SpaceX in 2014 is headed on a collision course to the moon. It is unknown precisely where the rocket will crash into the lunar surface. Its orbit is slightly chaotic and perturbed by solar winds and gravity variations.

Hugo Awards 2021: Winners Announced

The winners for the Hugo Awards, the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, and the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book were announced at DisCon III, the 79th World Science Fiction Convention, on December 18th, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

Halo series’ trailer shows focus on character

The Halo video game series is all about protecting Earth from alien invaders in the 26th century. A teaser trailer has just dropped for the Paramount+ TV series, expected to hit the streaming service sometime next year, and it seems to indicate that the show will focus on characters.

Help NASA explore Mars

JPL and NASA need your help to identify objects on Mars so that the future Mars land rovers will have an easier time getting around.

Facebook changes name to Meta, embraces metaverse

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook changing its name to Meta in order to focus on the metaverse. Facebook itself will remain, but will now be just one brand in the Meta portfolio, alongside Instagram and WhatsApp.